The Town of Badger lifted its state of emergency as of 9:45 Saturday morning, with the return of water and power to all residents of the community.

Mayor Mike Patey said electricity has been restored to the entire community, and water was back to normal on Friday night.

The community declared a state of emergency on Thursday, with the arrival of a fierce storm that knocked out power lines.

Police are advising motorists to slow down while driving on the Trans-Canada Highway from Grand Falls-Windsor to Badger, and to watch for Newfoundland Power crew members who are on site working on restoration.

A generator will continue to be used until the downed light poles are completely replaced.

Sean Lacour, operations manager with Newfoundland Power, said replacing those fallen poles is now the big task at hand.

"Most of the damage was broken poles, in excess of 35 broken poles," Lacour said.

"A lot of damage was caused by trees with the heavy snow and high winds, the trees came down broke the conductors and broke down the poles, so it's mostly pole damage and conductor down by large trees."

Lacour said it will take several more days to repair the damage, and crews will continue to work around the clock through the weekend, but added that it will be next week before repairs are complete.